Sierra asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 8 years ago

Who was named commander of NATO forces during cold war? 4 mult. choice options?

a) General Douglas MacArthur

b) General George Patton

c) General Dwight Eisenhower

d) Harry S. Truman

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    To answer Your question the First NATO was

    GEN Of The Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, US A 2 Apr 51–30 May 52

    all the rest is Just Information from 1949 to Current in relation to the top Military members

    the precurser to NATO was Western Union Defence Organisation (the military arm of NATO's European predecessor, created by the Brussels Treaty of 1948), which were all incorporated into ACE, so within a few months the basic plans for ACE were ready. The former senior officer of the WUDO, Field Marshal the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, became the first Deputy

    First for NATO was April 4, 1949 The Treaty of Washington (North Atlantic Treaty) is signed by 12 nations.

    GEN Of The Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, US A 2 Apr 51–30 May 52

    GEN Matthew B. Ridgway, US A 30 May 52–11 Jul 53

    GEN Alfred M. Gruenther, US A 11 Jul 53–20 Nov 56

    GEN Lauris Norstad, US AF 20 Nov 56–1 Jan 63

    GEN Lyman L. Lemnitzer, US A 1 Jan 63 – 1 Jul 69

    GEN Andrew J. Goodpaster, US A 1 Jul 69 – 15 Dec 74

    GEN Alexander M. Haig, Jr. US A 15 Dec 74 – 29 Jun 79

    GEN Bernard W. Rogers, US A 29 Jun 79 - 26 Jun 87

    GEN John R. Galvin, US A 26 Jun 87 - 24 Jun 92

    GEN John M. Shalikashvili, US A 24 Jun 92- 22 Oct 93

    GEN George A. Joulwan, US A 22 Oct 93-11 Jul 97

    GEN Wesley K. Clark, US A 11 Jul 97-3 May 00

    GEN Joseph W. Ralston, US AF 3 May 00- present

    Depputy

    Field Marshal The Viscount Montgomery 2 Apr 51 23 Sep 58 of Alamein, UK A

    GEN Sir Richard Gale, UK A 23 Sep 58-22 Sep 60

    GEN Sir Hugh Stockwell, UK A 22 Sep 60 -1 Jan 64 Marshal of The Royal Air Force 1 Jan 64

    - 1 Mar 67

    Sir Thomas G. Pike, UK AF GEN Sir Robert Bray, UK A 1 Mar 67-1 Dec 70

    GEN Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick, UK A 1 Dec 70 -12 Nov 73

    GEN Sir John Mogg, UK A 12 Nov 73 -15 Mar 76

    GEN Sir Harry Tuzo, UK A 15 Mar 76-2 Nov 78

    LT GEN Gerd Schmueckle, GE A 3 Jan 78 -1 Apr 80

    GEN Sir Jack Harman, UK A 2 Nov 78 - 9 Apr 81

    ADM Gunther Luther, GE N 1 Apr 80 - 1 Apr 82

    ACM Sir Peter Terry, UK AF 9 Apr 81 -16 Jul 84

    GEN G. Kiessling, GE A 1 Apr 82-2 Apr 84

    GEN H.J. Mack, GE A 2 Apr 84-1 Oct 87

    GEN Sir Edward Burgess, UK A 16 Jul 84 -26 Jun 87

    GEN Sir John Akehurst, UK A 26 Jun 87-16 Jan 90

    GEN E. Eimler, GE AF 1 Oct 87-28 Sep 90

    GEN Sir Brian Kenny, UK A 17 Jan 90 - 24 Mar 93

    GEN D. Clauss, GE A 2 Oct 90 -30 Jun 93

    GEN Sir John Waters, UK A 5 Apr 93 – 22 Nov 94

    GEN Sir Jeremy Mackenzie, UK A 12 Dec 94 –27 Nov 98

    GEN Sir Rupert Smith, UK A 30 Nov 98– present

    in March 1949 the Brussels Pact opened secret negotiations with the Americans, and in April 1949 the North Atlantic Treaty was signed, which set up the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

    The Treaty also set up a Council which would meet regularly as necessary. It should be clear from this that the chief aim of NATO was to resist the threat of the Soviet Union, and that - as the words 'continuous and effective' indicated - that this would be a very active, armed resistance.

    1. Originally, NATO consisted of 12 members: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland (did not have an army, by did have a good strategic geographic position in the Atlantic), Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Britain and the USA.

    2. Greece and Turkey joined the alliance in 1952.(1952-1953 Lt.-Gen. Charles Foulkes.) A military committee advises the council, the Defence Planning Committee and Nuclear Planning Group on military issues. The committee consists of military representatives from the member states. It is NATO's senior military authority.

    3. In 1954, the Soviet Union tried to join NATO, but was turned down.

    4. Instead, on 9 May 1955, NATO brought West Germany into NATO – it was this act which provoked the Soviet Union to form the Warsaw Pact (1955).

    NATO is composed of a political and a military structure. The political component is based in Brussels, Belgium. There, the North Atlantic Council — consisting of ambassadors and permanent representatives of member nations — makes all political decisions. Defence ministers or heads of state may represent their nations depending on the importance of the issue at hand.

    A military committee advises the council, the Defence Planning Committee and Nuclear Planning Group on military issues. The committee consists of military representatives from the member states. It is NATO's senior military authority.

    5. On 11 March 1959, France complained the Britain and the USA had too much influence within NATO, and withdrew its Fleet from NATO command. In 1966 France withdrew all its armed forces from NATO, and all NATO troops and SHAPE were asked to leave France

  • RM
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Eisenhower

  • 8 years ago

    When NATO was first formed in 1949:

    c).

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